Two Stylish Rides Celebrate Schuylkill Trail

POTTSTOWN PA – Area bicyclists can celebrate the existence and growth of the Schuylkill River Trail with bikes, beer, and bands during the fourth annual Ride for the River on Sept. 28 (2019; Saturday), with a choice of two rides beginning at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. respectively – the longest from Pottstown to Reading and back – in a fund-raiser intended to benefit the trail.

The event features food, Sly Fox-brand beer, and eight hours of live music at the Sly Fox Brewery’s annual Can Jam Festival in Pottstown.

All riders, whether on the 16-mile or 35-mile option, receive vouchers for free food and a free beer. The trek includes fully stocked rest stops, ride support, complimentary pre-ride bike safety checks, and a well marked route! It’s designed to allow cyclists to explore the trail while supporting its operations and maintenance organization, the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area.

The 35-mile ride runs from Pottstown to Reading and back along the trail, with a short on-road section to and from the brewery. The 16-miler runs from Pottstown to the Union Township Recreation Area and back, also with a short on-road section to and from the brewery. The fee for either is $40.

Both take place primarily along the flat, crushed stone trail, with about five miles of on-road riding between the festival and the trail. The on-road section has some hills.

For more information or to register for either ride, see its website here.

Photo from the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area

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